The Georgian Chief Prosecutor’s Office says that a wiretap of conversation between current PM Irakli Garibashvili, son of the founder of the ruling Georgian Dream party Bidzina Ivanishvili, Bera Ivanishvili and the head of Special State Protection Service Anzor Chubinidze, which was released by TV Pirveli in March 2021, is fake.
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In the audio recording which was allegedly made under the United National Movement government, Bera Ivanishvili asks Chubinidze to humiliate and punish individuals for online posts insulting the Ivanishvili family.
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The Chief Prosecutor’s Office says that Ivanishvili, Garibashvili and Chubinidze were illegally surveillanced between October 2011 and October 2012, in the period when Ivanishvili announced his plans to enter politics and defeat the United National Movement government.